24.08.2020 A sense of story & emotion

Date: 24th Aug 2020
Location: Isle of Wight
Category: Simply Everyday Delights

A week of black and white images

At the beginning of 2019 I wrote that I wanted to bring a sense of story to my images, and to evoke emotions with black and white.

Paying attention to compositional elements that I use a lot like texture, shape, lines and light and shadow, will help me to bring depth, energy, balance and a sense of story to my photography. Black and white images might also feature highly in my quest to shoot what it feels like! For me, black and white photography evokes emotions that are difficult to convey in colour.

Photography aspirations for 2019
Ferny patterns

There is something about a black and white photograph that catches my attention. The way that the lack of colour strips away all the distractions, allowing me to focus on the shapes, patterns, lines, light, shadows… I have been striving to become a better black and white photographer for many years, which you can read about in “A love affair with black and white photography

I have not done nearly enough b&w in the last few years. I felt it was time to post some black and white photography and I was nudged to process some of my recent colour shots into black and white. I guess this nudge may have been a subconscious reaction to zentangling in black and white and focusing on relationships between line, shape, pattern and negative space.

But a “successful” (for want of a better word) black and white photo rests on how you process it, of course šŸ˜‰. More about this later in the week in my 2020 Foto Friday series, where I’ll take a few of these shots and explain why I have processed them in the way I have.

For now, a selection of images from my recent work.

2 thoughts on “24.08.2020 A sense of story & emotion

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    I had the “creative” setting on my camera the other day when I was taking some pictures of the sky and was surprised by a couple of black and white ones that showed up. They were very striking. Yours are very cool!

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